Solar Garden Sculptures from Micromark

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The latest line of garden beauties from Micromark takes the solar garden light and embeds it in sculptural stone-style elements called the Twist, Tango, Waltz and Bolero. Each is accented with long-lasting LEDs. No price given, but Micromark claims they offer "value for money" so they're probably not astronomical. [GT] Micromark Outdoor and Garden lights…

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Pixelnotes wallpaper reinvents the Post-it

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Pixelnotes wallpaper is four layers deep of perforated Post-it style notecards which, as you write on them and tear them off, create pixelated patterns on your wall showing your usage. Duncan Wilson's collaboration with Sirkka Hammer won second place in the 'New Walls, Please!' competition. [GT] Pixelnotes wallpaper More furniture and furnishings

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iPhone's hidden features, YouTube pwnage, the green way to do standby…

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The best of the day from Shiny Media... Hidden features on the iPhone! And you thought your anticipation was bad enough as it was. [iPhonic] If only you could pwn YouTube videos, and show the n00bs who's got macro. Oh wait, you can! [Techscape] Reduced hardware burn out? Green points? Devices left on standby? Isn't…

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Shiny Video Review: Blackberry 8800

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Ash and I slated the Blackberry 8800 when we saw it at 3GSM, but I've had to indulge in a rather large portion of humble pie, since it turns out we were wrong. It's actually really quite nice, featuring GPS, a Pearl-esque scroll wheel and the traditional Blackberry goodness. So, this is a video of…

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Slightest Touch – foreplay for ankles. Yes, ankles.

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At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that this is one of those machines that makes you thin by sending electrical pulses through your body. It's not, though: it's much better than that (or so they say, anyway), so this is actually a naughty toy. You attach two electrodes to your ankles, and…

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Sky launch Remote Record – never miss a show again

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Holidays are great, aren't they? What's not so great? When you're lying there on the beach and you suddenly realise you're just about to miss the season finale of Lost, or Desperate Housewives, or whatever your particular televisual poison happens to be. Sucks to be you, doesn't it? Well, no more: if you have Sky…

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Shake and Dry Umbrella

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The NanoNuno umbrella has an interesting claim. Is it that it keeps me even drier? Perhaps it keeps my feet dry as well as my head? The NanoNuno umbrella goes one better – it keeps itself dry. Modelled on a natural phenomenon – the lotus leaf – the fabric of the NanoNuno simulates the rough…

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Beyerdynamic DTX 50 Sound Isolating Headphones

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Now I’m obviously not a great audiophile, because I’ve never bought separate earphones for my MP3 player. I struggle on, squishing them deeper into my ears with my fingers to block out the traffic noise, holding them in place so they don’t fall out, turning the volume high to compensate for the muffled sound. Why…

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Blinky Bug gets a cute little groove on

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Handmade from wire, LEDs and bits of electronics, the Blinky Bug is a tiny bit of art designed to respond to wind, vibrations and movement. Each unique bug, which subsists interminably on a very low power trickle, blinks its eyes and waggles about as though it naturally belongs in its own environment. Video interview of…

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Intelliplug makes energy saving easy

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Plug your computer into the Intelliplug master socket, and plug your, for example, monitor and printer into the slave sockets. Then when you turn off the computer, the Intelliplug automatically cuts power to the monitor and printer. Recommended by the Energy Saving Trust. £17. [GT] Intelliplug [via EcoStreet] More eco-friendly gadgets

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